India’s disability rights champion Javed Abidi dies

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One of India’s fiercest disability rights champion Javed Abidi has died at the age of 53. He was the director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People and the founder of the Disability Rights Group.
Javed Abidi

Born in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh, Abidi was always vocal about the discriminating treatment meted out to people with disability. In January this year, he called for the removal of sections in various laws, including the personal laws, which he claimed were “discriminatory” to people suffering from leprosy.

The news of his death has dominated the conversations on social media with people paying their tributes to the famous disability rights champion.

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